Element Group record MCC664 - Roman and medieval element group, Osborne Street, Colchester


Roman revetment and medieval features were defined by limited excavations (in three small areas (A,B,C) of a much larger site), in advance of the construction of a multi-storey car park outside, and to the south, of the walled town, at Osborne Street, 1988-89. These were in addition to the remains of a small Roman building (CAT Building 178) and two late medieval to post-medieval buildings (CAT Buildings 179 & 180)


Grid reference TL 99881 24873 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (18)

Full Description

Period 1 (Roman)
Timber revetment AF111

Period 2a (c1150-1250)
Gully AF99/AF104, Gully AF103, Shallow Drain AF98/AF100, Fence AF96

Period 2b (c1250-c1350)
Wicker lined Gully AF94/ AF95, Wicker lined Gully AF92, Oak Fence AF89

Period 3a (c1350- c1500)
Pit AF83, Daub floor AL63/AL69, Gully AF75, Gully AF72, Fence AF81, wattle lined Gully AF49, Gully AF56, Daub Floor AF52,
Period 3b (c1500-c1650)
Timber lined pit AF71, mortar mixing barrel AF 38 (Not in thesaurus), pit AF40, Peg tile floor.

Period 3c (c1650-1850)
Brick drain AF18, brick drain AF33, cobbled floor AL31

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Article in serial: Shimmin, Don (CAT). 1994. Excavations at Osborne Street, Colchester. Volume 25, pp.46-59. pp.49-52.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Oct 14 2016 2:56PM

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